To my Righte honorable good sonne the Earle of Shrouesbury//
My Lady of Shrewsbury's lettre
Cowntess Elizabeth Shrewsbury to the Lord Gilbert her sonne
my honorable good sonne and daughter; I thanke you for your kynde sending to me;/ I am excedingly trobuled to vnderstande of my daughter of shrouesburys sycknes wherof I never harde worde tyll master abrahale his now coming./ I haue ben toulde by sondrye that come from London that you both and our thre Iuyls weare all in good healthe, and my cosine choworthe toulde me that he harde at his being at your house that you all weare well but that you daughter weare a Lettell trobuled with a coulde./ yf your fytes be paste I truste you wyll sovne recouer strenthe with that good order you wyll vse; in cressonmas I was trobuled with a coulde I then touke and synce much greued for my daughter cavendyshe which was the cause I wrote not. I thanke god I am now metly well and take the eayre often abrode, which I fynde doth me moste good./ I haue sente into gloster shire, for some towards me to repare hether who I am desirus to taulke with before I make any further answere touching master wintars Letter, sovne after eastar they wylbe heare thus I am assured of that for the grounde master winter pretendeth tytell tow, he hath no manar of righte to yt during my intriste this pece of grounde ys of smalle vallew but yet so necessary for tormortone, that yt cannot be spared; I woulde be glade to Inioye my owne with quiatnes yf I mighte, when master winter hath Louked thorowly into his estate; I truste he wyll reste satysfyed./ I desyre that I may some tymes heare from you, both how you doe haue your healthes; and when yov meane to come into the contrye, this eayre is better for you both then London; and espetyally for you sweete harte after your ague./ god blesse you both and our thre Iuyls with healthe honor and all happynes, at hardwecke this Laste of february//

your Loueing mother


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